le-moncola asked: Is there a certain height you have to be to become a dancer? Like atleast 5'2 and above or something like that? Is Height an issue?
cheerleading-spain asked: I'm 14, I did like 3 lessons of ballet and my teacher told me that I already can buy my pointe shoes!!! I'm so excited, any tips?
Anonymous asked: Hi! By the way i love the blog. I wanted to ask if it's a bad idea to pratice pointe at home even doe i'm still a begginer. And can you give me some tips of how to do it? (sorry for my english)
classicalmind asked: I'm 16, almost 17 and want to start ballet. I'm totally set on it, and still have to talk to my parents BUT my only fear is, is being made fun of when I start in a beginner class with all the little kids. I've always been a fast learner and have done other dance classes before but how long do you think it will take for me to move up?
lovethepointe asked: I have such a hard time keeping my ribbons tucked in and the back on my pointe shoes from falling off my heel. any tips for keeping ribbons in and keeping the back of pointe shoes falling off?
nights-spent-dancing asked: hi. i'm just curious, you said that a teacher you knew went to vaganova after ONE year of training? :O that's amazing! i'd love to meet them or know their name. are they male or female? where did they dance? they inspire me so much!
Anonymous asked: Is it impossible to become a professional ballet dancer without going to a pre professional school such as the royal ballet?
Anonymous asked: How tall are you and how much do you weigh? Is it possible for shorter girls like me to ever make it professionally in the dance world?
harrystyleshotness asked: I am going to begin class this fall seasons at a new ballet school. It is very prestigous and I am very nervous. My old one wasn't as strict about everything. Now I need to get new pointe shoes and Leos. I don't know what kind of leos to get. what Kind do you wear.
Anonymous asked: hi im age 12 and only grade 1-2 in ballet but i have seen some Repertoire Classes from the birmingham royal ballet for swan lake. i wood really like to go but on the website it says the age 8-10 for grades 2-3. i wouldn't mind being with little kid but im not sure what is expected of me. Should i go for it or wait until i have more experience??? thank you so much
retire--devant asked: hi, i was wondering, what kind of pointe shoes would be the best for me if i don't have high arches, not strong yet not weak ankles? i want to get stronger and my teacher who i trust completely told me that my shoes (gaynor mindens 'supple') were to hard and that i should either try grishko 2007 or freed. but they don't sell grishko in my country and the last time i tried freed...
Anonymous asked: I just found out that my dance teacher is pregnant, I'm not at all professional, I'm worried (as selfish as this may sound) about how it's going to affect my dancing next year, she is the only teacher and she is going to hire another teacher to help out until she can fully teach again. Next year, she is helping me with my year 11 VCE dance (VCE, an Australian, Victorian thing haha)...
And it's November.
So hello there everyone! We realize we have not been very good to you lately, and for this we really are sorry. Getting back into school and dance is always a busy time, but still this is not a good excuse for how little we’ve been posting. For now we’re back, and we’ll try to get back to as many of your questions as we can, and of course post some more ballet problems for you...
Anonymous asked: literally found your blog today and went through the ENTIRE THING. its just too legit. (sorry this is anon i dont have a tumblr). but for real i have my first day of school tomorrow and this is what im doing with my time. i need to get back to dance. i hate my school the people dont get me-i love the girls at dance theyre the best! at school theyre just so blech. sorry. venting. love this blog!...
Anonymous asked: What do you do for shin splints? How many calf rises do you do per day?
Anonymous asked: I know it's too late to register for summer intensives now, but I was thinking ahead to next year. Do you know any summer intensives where you don't have to be en pointe?
tutusandteenagers asked: Anything I should know about pointe shoes before I get them for the first time? (besides the basics!) thank you❤
some-spanish-girl asked: hi i started ballet a year ago and now im 16. im just wondering if i will ever get to a professional level or should i get rid of that dream?? and are there any professional dancers that started late like me?? thanks :)
what-love-should-be asked: I'm a beginner with Ballet, and I'm not very good at remembering all of the terminology. Do you have any advice on learning the terms? Also, my ballet shoes that I got recently fit really well, except at my heel, where there is a poof of fabric, is that what usually happens? I've found that in class I've accidentally pulled it with my other foot and my shoe came off. Is that...
Anonymous asked: Hi, i am 16 and have the breast size of 32 C and that kinda huge for a ballerina so i wear a sports bra that does the trick but i wanted to buy a leotard with an open back but i can't because of the bra!!! I have tried the whole diet thing but it didn't work out. i know usually ballerinas boobs are ment to be small but for sum unfortunate reason things didn't turn out that way for...
Anonymous asked: what type of stretching do your teachers have you do? i'm pretty flexible, but i feel like i can be more flexible and i'm looking for efficient stretches to help me improve!
Anonymous asked: I'm working on my split but my back leg won't seem to stay straight and I can't completely reach the floor yet. Do you have any tips on how I could improve that? And what basic stretches help for flexibility? Thank you! Your blog is great!
Anonymous asked: ANSWER QUESTIONS, PLEASE.
Anonymous asked: Do you have any tips on how to improve the point of your feet?
alittlemusicbox asked: Hi! I'm from Argentina and I just discovered your blog. It's amazing! I have a question for you, I started dancing three years ago and I'm 19, I have no intentions to pursue a ballet career but my goal is to dance the best that I can. My elongation is not so good, do you have any tips so I can improve it? Thank you!
Anonymous asked: Is it possible that you're not able to get your splits? I'm really close to my right splits, but it seems like I can't go down any further. Also, do you have any good stretches that could help me get my splits? Thank you!
chicagochi asked: I'm sure someone's asked you this but at your specific school do you train other styles than traditional ballet?
Anonymous asked: just wanted to say our blog is amazing!
callmescarletstarlet asked: What is your favorite ballet??
xpeachpuffx asked: I haven't danced in years, but going through your blog has been quite amusing because I remember it all vividly and it's so spot-on. Thank you! :)
bilbodouchebaggins asked: Well I love ballet and I'd like to study in a professional school next year and since you guys are in one... Is it difficult to get in? I'm thinking about joining in 11th grade but since I'm not particularly made to dance I still got my doubts. Would you recommend it?
Anonymous asked: I just started ballet a month ago, and I'm in the very beginners class. Our school is having a show in December, and I want to be on it. The show is on Swan Lake, but since I'm in the beginners class, I will be on a small variation, and not on Swan Lake. My mom doesn't like the idea of being on the show because I've only just started. I've never performed on stage before...
Anonymous asked: I know I want to continue dance and I have had good instruction for at least the last 3 years. I'm 16 do you think becoming professional dancer is too far out of reach?
noric3nolif3 asked: Hi, so I've been dancing for about seven years now. Basically I'm in the second to highest class range, and I think I'm going to move up soon. Next year, I'm going to be a freshman in high school. Unfortunately, my dad was laid off and I cant dance every day of the week anymore. I can only take about one class a week next year, and I don't know what to do. I want to be a...
Anonymous asked: do you answer all questions? cause you haven't answered mine or is it just cause you have a lot of questions?
Anonymous asked: If I am starting ballet what are the best shoes to get and do you have to get them fitted at a store I dont know any stores
tutusandteenagers asked: Hi! So, My teacher sent me the letter, and she said I'm ready to start pointe next year! I'm really excited! Do you have any unique or whatever breaking in the shoes tips? Lol this is really poorly worded sorry I'm just so excited!
Anonymous asked: What type of minorities do you guys have at your school?
har-mo-n-y asked: I started doing ballet when I was four and stopped the year after seventh grade because I didn't enjoy it much. I'm going into tenth grade now and I really miss it and I want to start ballet again. I'm worried because im not very flexible any more and I've forgotten a lot of the positions. Any excersize/diet advice or any other advice? I'd really appreciate it(: